Two days ago my life got flipped, turned upside down when Dorinda Medley was fired from The Real Housewives of New York. Sources told Page Six she got canned because she became a “mean drunk” who refused to admit her behavior was wrong. And, sure, many of our greatest Housewives are permanently soused d-bags, but Dorinda’s journey got… dark. Like, darker than Countess Luann de Lesseps assaulting the cops in Palm Beach. So goodbye to Dorinda.
And a maybe hello to Rachel Uchitel! Apparently “NYC socialite” Rachel was on the shortlist to join RHONY last year, but producers went for Leah McSweeney instead (good call). But now that Dorinda’s been axed, Page Six’s insiders are saying there’s a “renewed effort” to get Rachel on the show.
Ms. Uchitel has a very impressive resumé. She initially shot to fame as “New York’s tragic face” on the cover of the New York Post days after September 11th, 2001. The picture showed a crying Rachel holding a photo of her fiancé, who died in the attacks. Eight years later she once again made headlines as one of Tiger Woods mistresses. She’s also been romantically linked to two men from the Housewives franchise: aging lothario creeper Harry Dubin (ex-husband to one-legged legend Aviva Drescher, and dater of RHONY’s Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and the Countess Herself), and PK Kemsley (husband to Beverly Hills’ Dorit Kemsley).
Page Six says:
A Bravo rep denied that they’re considering her to replace Medley, but appeared to acknowledge that she’s previously been in talks to join the show.
When we asked Uchitel if she was joining the show, she wrote to us, “News to me!” and a winking emoji.
OK. To me, this is a match made in heaven. Rachel is clearly thirsty enough for the gig (she hashtags all her Instagram photos #racheluchitel), she has the tragic back story, a celebrity scandal, plus the pumped-up lips?! It’s like she was bred specifically for this purpose. Give this woman an apple, Andy Cohen! I’ll do my part by praying that Rachel has a personality (still not over Cindy Barshop). If she doesn’t, I’m sure one of New York’s finest plastic surgeons can inject her with one.